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Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm EDT
buildings and properties in the city which don't pay taxes but use our services and use our roads, put the stress or extra burden on property taxpayers. that is part of the burden they have to bear for being the capital city and some times what the state wants to do doesn't necessarily follow the typical ordnances most businesses and residents have to comply with. city ordinances don't necessarily apply to the state so it can be a fraction point but we try to work through those things and understand the benefits of being the capital city far away from the down side that we have to deal with but the biggest challenge is always jobs and that is true of any community. you have seen what we have to offer. it is a vibrant community and there's a lot going on and a brand-new hospital coming online and brand new courthouse that is a $15 million project and the commerce center down the road that is the major construction. we are going to have a big construction project on the interstate that will make traffic move better and commercial development going on in this city and in the census w
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Oct 28, 2012 11:30pm EDT
outside the two main metropolitan cities. >> host: professor haddad, who are the players we have not heard of, large business leaders in syria, and what role are they playing in the current crisis in syria? >> guest: well, you know, the current crisis in syria probably has a different trajectory at some level, especially after the first few months. it became a different kind of thing. it started out as resentment and rebellion -- >> host: economic resentment? >> guest: it was mixed. it's really problematic to look at the arab uprisings and pin it down on one thing because we're talking about several decades of a particular kind of system that was politically inefficient and definitely undemocratic. there was economically efficient very early on, but then actually declined and became quite problematic in terms of the gaps between the haves and the have-notes, but all -- have-nots, but all of this combines for a reason to act, in the regime, people calculate irrational and don't act unless there's a positive outcome. when that took place, when that movement took place in tunisia and egypt, s
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the box about new york city's water history, and the editor said great, editor called me, and i said, "why"? what is there new to write about a canal? can one make history out of iconic folklore? one was written in decades for children, an indication that the subject is not fertile ground for adult readers. my agent answered the question "why" by saying when a major publisher wants to pay you money for your second book, you just say yes, and so i did say "yes" after resolving the issue of a contract for a different book, but i began to answer the "why" question myself and there were new stories to tell, new ways to tell old stories about erie and myth busting to be done as well. the first thing i found out is that the famous erie canal song, 15 miles on the erie canal, also nope as low bridge, everybody down, was actually never sung on the erie canal, and that is because -- and, in fact, no erie boatman loved his mule named sal in the song, or at least, he never sang bout it. in fact, 15 miles on the erie canal is a song written in 190 # 5, the year that work began on the second enlargemen
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00pm EDT
this city does to me can stop me now he lifted up his head and waved to his friends. this deal being struck his goal is body shuddered twice and was dead and not yet 14 at the time. those are only three kids that lost their lives that under the age. i mourned for them with their mothers and to the present day. many children in this book battled back courageously against the brunt of obstacles they have faced and with the help of grown-ups who intervened at crucial times and love them deeply and fought aggressively on their behalf have a tramp in victory. those children are in the fire in the ashes that i celebrate today. and wish there were time to speak tonight to speak to all of them but there is not. i will speak of only one. a little girl who had won the hearts of the readers of my books and today it is one of my dearest friends whose nickname was pineapple. pineapple. pineapple is glorious six years old when i walked into her kindergarten class. a bossy little person slightly of the plum the side with corn rose across her eyes and started giving me instructions from the time we met to.
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
, maine. for more information on this and other cities, go to c-span.org/localcontent. >> from the 12th annual national book festival in washington, d.c., a discussion about dwight eisenhower with biographer jean edward smith, author of "eisenhower in war and peace," and david eisenhower and julie nixon eisenhower, authors of "going home to glory." it's about 40 minutes. >> we hope you have been enjoying this extraordinary national book festival.nj [applause]vedore >> we have involved more authore than anytime in the 12 yearstor history of this festival. we'rey thankful. your responses make the free public event possible, and one of them is the wells fargo, which has been the sponsor of this particular pavilion, history and biography. in a moment, i introduce to you michael l. golden, wells fargo's regional president for greater washington, d.c., who will introduce our closing authors today. we're privileged to have with him, of course, not only an extraordinary biographer but also the two inheritors of the legacy of the man who is not only led what is often called the greatest generati
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
control the destiny in the can't fight city of. the mayor of detroit who until recently was serving in public housing after conviction for crimes, he won his second term in part because of a flood of fraudulent ballots. the city clerk cluster job after that. abilene were asking for another florist, a town we could extend free finlandia's to anyone. i believe it's a small number. in time this issue comes before the court the people the kind of fund 10% of people like eddies. it's a very small, tiny number. melson of in indiana and georgia , turnout has gone up with a minority in the overall turnout not just in the 2008 obama election but the midterm election. if there are people out there in light of a bloody let's cut the one. you can't participate in the mainstream american life of a melody. travel, check into tell, cash a check, antar government building, rent a video. he can hardly do anything. instead the critics rather than try to help people get ideas simply yell racism further exacerbating the racial political tensions. chris dodd who crafted a bipartisan lecturer -- reform b
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 9:45am EDT
, today people are throwing missiles not to -- into israel. to peaceful cities in israel. and that is the proof that the conflict is not about land. and i say enough with the peaceful idea. when president obama tide, [inaudible] prime minister netanyahu had to come here to washington, d.c. and to tell them no, we cannot. no, we cannot do what you want because it is much deeper than what we are willing to give. the conflict is about a third resistance of israel -- existence a visual. when you talk today palestinian leader communist in that they want more than back to the '67 line. they don't want to see jews living in the middle east. i want to conclude and changed the language that we speak regarding israel. all the time and in the book i put in, young generation of israelis -- [inaudible] enough with the apologetic. all the fun have to apologize. i'm talking in my book about the rights. we have writes initial. and i start with a biblical right. there is a lot of believers, christians and jews alike, it is written in the bible about the connection of jews to the land of i
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm EDT
, this was thenel signal for u.s. personnel to s move to our evacuation points and cities. my father who had served in the top vietnamese army understood that it was time that we, too, prepared to leave our home his country. for months, he and his kin had planned possible escape routes and finally decided on one.safe. his cousin had access to a helicopter that can carry everyone's safety. fly he and my dad decided on the day of the escape, we would fly the rlicopter above our house whico would indicate my dad to roundl. up the family members and get everyone to the nearby high school so on that chaotic morning when many saigon these were scrambling on the streets,e as the imminent collapse of their government drew near, my dad and his cousin told this helicopter, which had suffered heavy shelling and bombing, thee were actually denied entry. my dad turned homed and my cousn attempted entry by himself and was eventually successful., he when my i got her the helicopter blades above his house, despite one the militia, he knew it was time native there was one snack. my mom did not want to leave her wa
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
was threatened he ordered immediate attack on to a city in the killed about 20,000 people in one attack. the chilly, as you know, leveled the city in 1982. then had no more problems. bashar has been different, engaged in this sort, as you call it to mike a million. they kill about 20,000 people. but it's still 20,000 people dead faugh. mark did not kill 20,000 people in egypt. a few people were killed, but it was nothing like that. how did he make that final step over to the dark side? i will kill, i will kill until i am no longer challenge because he must know, as everyone in the keating must know, there is no going back. their minority in syria. if they lose power there will be slaughtered. had this to make that final step? >> well, one of the main point is that they see that as an existential conflict. this is something that there is no turning back on the side right now. for me the answer to that is to fold. it won, i take you really still believes from day one that he is saving the country, that he is protecting the country from chaos, even though his policies are, in fact, during
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 8:30pm EDT
#. the city shimmered with news that the prince of wales was visiting. in his honor, a group of leading citizens was organizing a ball. society men trimmed their mustaches, clipped their whiskers. women twisted their curls, and at 9 p.m., the evening of friday, october 12th, excited couples who paid $10 a piece, arrived at the academy of music on irving place. men in suits and tails, and women in a blaze of jewels gave aren't we special nods to acquaintances and friends. the orchestra played "god save the queen," and the slight small prince stepped into the room. for two hours, nearly 3,000 of new york's finest citizens rushed like schoolgirls to meet him, and in the mad crush, the wooden floor collapsed. [laughter] nevermind, no one was hurt. [laughter] the band played, the guests rushed to follow, and delivery waiters piled plates with filet of beef, lobster salad, patee, and filled glasses with champaigne. at 2 a.m., the dance floor fixed, strains could be heard, and eager females, young and old, waited their turn for a dance, and timely, the young woman from new bedford was tapped.
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. the office said no, that not quite true. so he can appoint all these together in cities kind of a serial exaggerator. and i think that hurt him in the long run. >> host: then, why did the gaffes or mistake that president bill clinton, president george w. bush from a drunken driving, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> guest: i think there's two things going on. one, is what else is going on in the world? john mccain made a comment -- they asked a question about what she do an agreement among said should rescind an air mail message, a bomb obviously. he went on saying bomb, bomb, bomb iran. it was a three-day wonder. very few people remember that coverage. it got crowded out and no one kind of carried it on. i compare that, for example, to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bosnia. she was repeated time after time after time until the media started to say, welcome is this this really true? all of a sudden he pulled at the picture of her being greeted by a little girl with a bunch of flowers in the general the grounds that there any fire. and then the obama people start
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 9:30pm EDT
. i did it meet any rich guys. they were so decentralized was citi by a city. sometimes there are two of them within one town. this was a bottom of movement we were unhappy with republicans when bush said in order to save the free-market i had to give up on capitalism that disturbs a lot of us. we felt we needed something different. >> host: you're right in addition to be calling a constitutional conservative i have been called the goldwater conservative by critics and it is an honor to be described. >> i read the contents of the conservative first published in kentucky. when i met the publisher he gave me an original copy. i have always been fascinated. >> host: when you think of barry goldwater and libertarians is there a difference? where do you see yourself? >> and has been watered down because george to be bush ran as a conservative but he double the debt and was a profit -- profligate spender. we were upset with obama making it worse. many people call them sells libertarian to designate as a constitutional conservative. >> host: you wrote this before you had time in the u.s. sen
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to realize that the south is a heck of a lot more integrated than some of the coastal cities. it is not memphis or mobile that is stuck in segregation, it is l.a. and new york. for the past decade, african-americans from the north have been moving south in huge numbers. it is a total reverse of the great migration of the 1940s and 1950s when large parts of the southern black population moved north to places like chicago, detroit, and new york. but now blacks are coming back to this out. impossible, they cry. don't they know that the south is full of rednecks and racists? will black people know to the contrary is that the south has much better jobs and a better economic future and more importantly, it's a better place to raise their children. put it this way, kids don't learn to say thank you and liberal public public schools. they learn that in places like montgomery and greenville. the mason-dixon line still shows up en masse. but some think it is better to be on the southern side. how much better? the numbers do not lie. according to the latest census figures, the south was
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 7:30am EDT
as any two nations can cover anywhere. the sheridan would never ran so high, nor would you cut cities and counties named after him without cedar creek. the statue and sheridan circle in washington, he picked sheridan on his towering warhorse regency and the act of rallying his army at cedar creek, green with h. can a statute can be's electric energy. lincoln and more secretary edward stanton had taught 33 redshirted too young when grant proposed in july 1864 he would command the new army of the shenandoah. cheriton sias contributed contributed to the impression of youth that he project good. he was just five for five and only 115 pounds in 1864. but as grant memorably repulsed to one officer commented on sheridan's diminutive stature, i think i'll find plenty big enough for the job. just before sheridan's appointment, confederate general jubal early and 14,000 troops had marched on the shenandoah valley across the potomac into washington. the tremendous shock, capital was thrown into a panic. grant rushed troops to the city from his army outside petersburg and early withdrew. to preve
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
shifted from boston to baghdad by the bay as my old colleague at the bay usedded to our city, but before i get to the book, i wanted to start out by talking just addressing a rumor already going around about the book. i don't know who started the rumor, but someone started -- says there's -- on page 108, there's 250 micrograms of lst sprayed on the upper left hand corner. [laughter] now, i want to say unequivocally that that is not true. as a matter of fact, i tore off the corner of that page an hour ago, and i'll say there's absolutely no -- [laughter] change -- the white light, look, look at the white lights, i mean, -- [laughter] oh, maybe it's -- sorry, it's been a crazy couple weeks for me. this is my fourth book, i never had this much media interest and early sales like we had the first week. it's mind blowing, pardon the expression again. the "new york times" had a nice review last friday which i'm still floating from that, and there's -- there's a wide range of interest. i was just a few days ago on this show "coast to coast," an am radio, used to be the art bell show, and -- yeah
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
have authors on the floor. following me to the bone will be the mayor of fairfax city. mayor silverthorne, who introduced tonight's guests. we will keep everything to a minimum and shift to the formality. he is going to be, key questions from the cards that some of you fill out, and answer those. then we will do the presentation, and then we will be done. with the bookstore will be open in the lobby if you don't have a chance to buy one of the pre-signed books. so here is the mayor. [applause] >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen undistinguished guests. it has been 15 years since the possibilities of a book cesspool at george mason university was first discussed. the city was one of the initial founders of the festival and is proud to have been a supporter of the vessel ever since. events have been staged in and around the city of fairfax. the local town hall and our historic stage, and the city of fairfax regional library. for the past two years, our brand-new sure what community center. we are proud. we are proud of the "fall for the book festival." it is now my honor to i
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
with the city. my wife went to college here. one of my brothers went to law school here, and he still lives in a city and practices law here. older son also went to law school. but he does not live in a city. my youngest son does, however, with his family. he lives here. moreover, my wife has an aunt and cousins who live in the city. so i still have very strong connections to land. now, tonight i'm going to discuss abraham lincoln stroll, 1860-1861. more specifically, i want to talk about why abraham lincoln rejected any meaningful compromise. following his election as president november 1860, the country the script but a crisis. because many southerners feared lincoln and his republican party. republican party was a northern party, and proudly so. but it did not have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single electoral votes from any of the 15 slave states, and only four border states, missouri, kentucky, maryland and delaware did he get any popular vote. and they are nearly a handful. for the first time in the nation's history, a party without any notable sout
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
to the cities. so with that, i'm going to turn this over to alex who will step us through the feel-good fallacies and the rise of the anti-scientific left. we'll have time for q&a afterward because i'm going to reach behind alex and pop him with the book if he runs too late. but over to you, and thank you for joining us. alex? >> thank you for that very kind introduction. our book is "science left behind." we call it feel-good fallacies and the rise of the anti-scientist left. and as ken said, my name's alex, and i got my ph.d. in microbiology, and i'm the editor of real clear science.com. just a little bit about me, my background is entirely microbiology. a friend of mine said i looked like an ubergeek in that picture. that's me working in an anaerobic chamber. we grew all sorts of extremely smelly bacteria this that thing. i went to the university of washington 2004 and got my be ph.d. in 2010, and identify been in the real -- i've been in the real world for two years. so my personal science philosophy is straightforward and simple. science should always come before politics x th
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 8:30pm EDT
in the media. suddenly the klan has taken over new york city police force. there are vignettes of various race hoaxes and much like the trayvon martin case, they all just disappear once the facts came out. you would never guess that this final article. attention readers, the story you have been hysterical about for the past three months, it turns out it was a hoax. you would know that actually the black kid was mucking the cop or the black people did ambush and kill a cop only because the stories would disappear from the news. one of the best ones was michael stewart. he came to be called artist because he was caught spraying graffiti in the subway. it's a good dozen cops to subdue him and they get him to the hospital a few weeks later he is in a coma and the the he dies of pneumonia. he died as a result of police brutality by the medical examiner saying the opposite. the cops are put on trial for manslaughter and they are acquitted in "the new york times" editorial the next day was, remembering michael and complaining that no justice could be done in this case. now flash to the open bomb case
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 9:30am EDT
shooting, suddenly the klan had taken of the new york city police force. like the trade on martin case, they disappear once the facts come out. the story we were hysterical about, you would know -- the black kid was -- did ambush and killing a cop, only because the stories would disappear from the news. one of the best ones was michael stewart who came to be called an artist because he was caught spraying graffiti in the subway. a dozen cops, they got him to the hospital two weeks later and he passed out and the revived demand and he was at a coma and died of pneumonia. he died as a result of police brutality despite medical examiner's saying the opposite. the cops are put on trial for manslaughter. they are acquitted and the new york times editorial the next day was remembering michael stewart and complaining no justice would be done in this case, to the rosenbaum case, riots by al sharpton who has many cameo appearances in my book. i had forgotten all the stuff he was involved in. when nelson was put on trial for the murder of rosenbaum, and a visiting student, an accident in the mid
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 11:30pm EDT
in the city of detroit, so they have a huge impact the we don't always appreciate. >> explain how that matrix works. where do they start and how far do they go? >> one unique thing about the united states is that we don't have a central system in terms of the election. we have got over 4,000 difrent election systems and the of different rules and laws and people who administer them said there isn't like one puppet master like some grand conspiracy. we've got all these different systems and the people that are familiar with the most common example of this which would be gerrymandering where politicians draw districts that favor them. congress is about a 14 or 15% approval rating or maybe even lower than that. yet 85% of members of congress are safe because they have drawn their districts or state legislatures have drawn their districts so that those members are safe so that is the most blatant form but when we talk about the voter i.d. procedures and talk about the placement of the polling machines and a variety of other practices and regulations that shape the outcomes and policies and winner
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 1:15am EDT
focus opened the inner city. that's why the problem of poverty is worse in the inner city. that's where all the government programs focus their attention. and when people become he dependent on the state they become dependence and lose the ability to watch the surprises of enterprise. and we're seeing that in europe today and we're increasingly seeing it in the united states. thing is a pivotal moment and i think the u.s. can return to its entrepreneurial inspiration. >> so are you making a moral argument. you talk about altruism and the bitter rate and et or the wedlock. >> yeah. i think that -- moral foundation. capitalism is not based on dog eat dog competition. winners don't eat the losers. the weaponners conduct their experiments and expand knowledge that benefits everyone. and that's why capitalism isn't a zerosome game. it's a positive spiral gain for all. and that all of them opposes on the golden rule of jew day owe christian morality. it's at good fortunately of others is also your own. and it's just the image of capitalism is some vicious predatory system as the opposite of
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Oct 1, 2012 1:45am EDT
was wood row will sob in those days. the rest guys are bankers and they represented the din city of jpmorgan and the rockefeller dynasty. they had connections. they were connectioned to the roth childs in england. and max there. there was. he had connections to the brother max who was the head of the banks that banking consortium in germany and the nether land. we have a international group here, really. representing international people. and it was the e peed my of the bad bankers of the world theeps were quites. what happened is they knew that there was going to be a move to control banking. they knew that congress was going to pass some kind of haw to regulate banking. instead of being stupid and sitting back and saying i hope they don't too bad. they decided to take the lead. they said we'll write the bill and make sure it toast to our liking. that's what it is about. they tboant yessing l high land. nobody knew their going there. they had meeting with a great deal of sect sei. they denied that they went. but they actually drafted the federal reserve act on jekyll island in 1
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
on this and other cities visited by booktv's local content vehicles go to c-span.org/localcontent. >> antonio mendez presents his book, "argo," at the international spy museum in d.c. arco details the story of six americans who escaped from the u.s. embassy during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. the cia operation to find and get them out of the country involved cia officer antonio mendez hosing as a hollywood producer scouting out locations or a fake science fiction movie titled "argo." this is about 30 minutes. >> if we could have everybody in the back come on up that's going to join us. thank you so much for your patience. the reports we were getting was that the traffic around the block was around as. apparently -- thank you. people are nodding, so that's good. thank you very much. there may be some people still held up and we will welcome them. welcome to the international spy museum. i'm peter earnest, executive director and i'll ask you as a courtesy, to those for recording the program and to the speakers, the kind enough to turn off your cell phones, pdas and so forth. that would be a big he
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Oct 14, 2012 12:15am EDT
city that no one has heard of. when i mention acapulco everyone knows i'll could poke so it was a few hours away from acapulco. >> windage of parents come to the united states? >> my father came here in 1977 when i was three years old and he sent for my mother a few years later so my mother came in 1980 when i was four and a half years old. >> when did you come to the united states? >> i came to united states in 1985. >> how old were you? >> in may of 1985, i was nine and a half going on 10. >> what you tell us about coming to the united states? what was your track? >> well i have been separated from my father for eight years so when he returned to mexico and 85, my sisters and i convinced him to bring us back here because he was not going to come back to mexico and we didn't want to spend anymore time separated from him. so we begged him to bring us here and my father didn't really want to bring me because i was nine and a half and he thought i wouldn't be able to make it across the border. we had to run across illegally, so i begged him to bring me here and we took the bus from mexi
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Oct 14, 2012 8:00pm EDT
were you born? >> guest: in mexico, southern mexico in a little city that no one heard of, but when i mention alcapaco, everybody knows that. it was three hours from there. >> host: when did your parents come to the united states? how old were you? >> guest: my father came here in 1997 when i was two years old, and he send for my mother a few years later in 1980 when i was four and a half years old. >> host: when did you come to the united states? >> guest: i came to the united states in 198 # 5. >> host: how old were you? >> guest: in may of 1985, nine and a half going on ten. >> host: what can you tell us about coming to the united states? what was your trek? >> guest: well, i had been separated from my father for eight years so when he returned to mexico in 1985, we convinced him to bring us back here. he was not coming back to mexico, and we didn't want anymore time separated from him. my father didn't want to bring me because i was nine and a half, and he thought i couldn't make it across the border because we had to run across illegally. i begged him to bring me here, and we too
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Oct 15, 2012 7:15am EDT
in a home that was filled with books. i grew up in yonkers, new york, a suburb of new york city, with thousands of books, all filled with books. and as a little kid, the sense of books around me is one of my most indelible memories of childhood, and remembering also that as a tiny kid, starting to climb, i thought of the bookshelves from floor to ceiling as mountains that i could climb up, and my mother would find me five shelves up crying to get down again. and both my parents were fortunately great readers. my father was a self-educated working guy. he installed boilers and heating systems and my mother, on the other hand, had a degree in classics. she was a poet. she was a human rights activist. she worked with the american indians back in the 1950s. a frequent adversary of the federal government at that time. and she put me to bed at night reading things lick the odyssey and the illad. german mythology, and a wonderful, wonderful series of history books -- those who are my age may remember these, the landmark books by random house. they're absolutely terrific books, and i wo
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Oct 21, 2012 11:30am EDT
returned to new york in the fall of 1860. the city shimmered with news that the prince of wales was coming to visit. in his honor, a group of leading citizens was organizing a ball. the society maintained their moustaches and clipped side hisers and women spent hours twisting their curls. at 9:00 p.m., the evening of friday, october 12th, excited couples who paid $10 apiece and arrived at at can mad did i of -- academy of music. women with hoop skirts, covered with sat continues and blaze of jewels can't, aren't we special nods to acquaintances and friends. precisely at 10:00 p.m. the orchestra played, god save the queen, and the slight, small prince, stepped into the room. for two hours nearly 3,000 of new york's finest citizens rushed like schoolgirls to meet him and in a mad crush the wooden floor collapsed. never mind. the band played furiously. the prince and court were led upstairs. the guests rushed to follow and livery waiters piled their plates with a lobster salad, pate, truffles and grouse and filled their glasses with champagne. at 2:00 a.m. the dance floor finally fixed, strai
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Oct 27, 2012 9:15am EDT
for the city and i have been in the screen actors guild for 35 years myself. i just don't count on the benevolence of companies. we have to be together. [applause] i am a big supporter of public education in that it is a -- it is a leavening. it levels the field for all of us so we all did it together. instead of us being more and more chopped up into little groups 40 schools and 64 and privatize, don't get me wrong, i want every kid to have a good teacher and be in a great school and i want them to want to learn, but the way this looks to me and i am calling it as i see it, looks like the forerunner of the two tier system where you are going to have one group, the haves and the kids with motivated parents and motivated students in one school and the poorest and least motivated kids with -- by the way, here is another thing. that is one of my problems. i talked too much and have adb. you have to tell the kids that in spite of formidable and legitimate obstacles, no matter what they are, whether it is poverty, violence, no home, no parents, bad parents, bad teacher, bad schools,
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of city government. i was chairing an elected commission in los angeles to revise the city charter, and i saw then that he not only was amazingly talented, but a reporter of enormous integrity. at one point he believed the los angeles times was not devoting nearly enough time to charter reform, it was important to the city, and according to los angeles weekly, he quit his position at the los angeles times in protest over this. he put his very job on the line because he believed in the importance of the story. he was then and is now an enormous star of the los angeles times. and as a result of that, the los angeles times decided to change it approach and gave tremendous attention to charter reform. i will always believe that charter reform succeeded in 1999 in los angeles because of what jim newton did and the covers of the l.a. times. a few years ago he mentioned to me he was planning to take some time off to do a biography of earl warren. i thought it was a great idea. and then i had the chance to read the book, and without a doubt it's the best judicial biography that i've ever read. so
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Oct 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
so it's okay to run power lines through state parks to get them to the city where as before this of course you couldn't even look at a park with an idea of running up arlen. so without the concerns woods take us through the "science left behind" and feel-good fallacies and the rise of the anti-scientific left. we will have time for q&a later because i will reach out and pop them with the book of the at the runs out late. >> thank you for that very kind introduction. our book is "science left behind" about the rise of the anti-scientists left called feel-good fallacies and the rise of the anti-scientific left and as ken said my name is alex and i got my ph.d. in microbiology from the university of university of washington and more bridgeland editor of real clear science.com. so just a little bit about me. my background is entirely microbiology and in fact a friend of mine became an ob/gyn so i looked like an over geek in that picture. that is me working on in anaerobic chain which you may have come across at one point. week crew lots of extremely bacteria napping. i went to
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Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT
and gentlemen, it's wonderful to be here in the city of austin in the great state of texas. [applause] >> and it's great to be here among so many patriots and friends, and i'm going to give a special shoutout to a couple of very special friends, steve holt, there he is. that's him. the executive director of the texas state rifle association, the state branch of the nra. he helps me, counsels me, looks after me. please give him an extraordinary welcome. [applause] >> and kay fuhrman, a lady with a heart so grand i'm surprised it fits in her body. she is dynamic, philanthropic, inspirational, and i'm so happy she is able to be here with me today and we reacquaint three years after first meeting. boy, does she have a story. that's one incredible lady right there. god bless you, kay. [applause] >> my new friends, the graham family, also here today. their hospitality has been faultless and their generosity abundant. and how about diane folton, tireless, true, red, white, and blue. i want to thank c-span tv for being here today, and broadcasting this event nationally. and i want to thank the historic
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Oct 15, 2012 2:00am EDT
rights commission of the city of new york and could not represent us. so we found a brilliant young lawyer at columbia need harriett who was running and employment rights clinic at columbia law school. and she came in and she started to do an evidence-based system of discrimination. she took depositions from us. she did a pattern of how many men have equal qualifications and yet what were they getting paid and what positions they d did. and in the negotiations, she asked her what was then called goals and timetables, if you remember those formulations. some of the reporters and writers to be women and one-third of the research to be men, to integrate the category to show that it wasn't a woman's job. it was a entry-level job. and her last demand was that to be a woman senior editor by the end of 1975. at this point, katharine graham after we sued the second time, was being sued by blacks at the "washington post" called the metro seven were unhappy that they were not very many blacks empower there. and the women were not happy. they were writing a lot of letters to ben bradlee about
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Oct 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
cities and counties named after him, without cedar creek. a statue in sheridan circle in washington depicts sheridan on his towering war horse, in the act of rallying his army at cedar creek. green with age, the statue conveys sheridan's electric energy. lincoln and ed win stanton thought sheridan too young when grant proposed in july 1864 that he command the new army of the shenandoah. sheridan's size contributed to the projection of youth. he was 5'" and only 115 pounds in 1864. but as grant said, i think you'll find him plenty big enough for the job. just before sheridan's appointment, confederate general early and 14,000 troops matched down the san shenandoah valley, and into washington. it was a tremendous shock. the capitol was thrown into a panic. grant rushed troops to the city from his armies outside petersburg and early withdrew to prevent an occurrence the lincoln administration merged four military deposits into -- departments with sheridan in charge. he was to destroy the shenandoah valley's grains, produce, and livestock. grant told sheridan nothing should be left to i
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Oct 28, 2012 8:30am EDT
hill, now a city of savanna and our great army bases at fort stewart and hunter army airfield in savanna air guard to help me heal by supporting the matthew freeman project under it all veterans day 5-k run for peace. last night i dedicated a memorial in our town, the captain matthew freeman project proudly announced a new scholarship we will be starting for the siblings of the fall and in combat. these are the forgotten mourners to often sacrifice, on their education to comfort family or deal with their own grief. after 11 years of work, very few people know about the families. these are parents, siblings, thousands of children to survive the death of their loved ones. as a mother of a fallen marine, were all ready for this war to end to bring a one's home. i encourage y'all to learn learn more about helping goldstar families. i humbly request a media report about military's humanitarian efforts in war-torn country. our men and women are working for peace, not war. this generation of grandchildren, of the greatest generation they live in the shadow of the greatest generation,
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i said, well, that's what you try to do. and he said, no, no, no, you are one of our authors. i need to know right now, tonight, what your next book is going to be. i said this is, that's preposterous. he said, i need to know. now, he's one of these people who grinds on you, and you're at dipper alone no matter what would come up, he would bring the subject back to, oh, maybe you should do a book on that, what about this? he would just grind away. you may know people like this. [laughter] you may work for somebody like that. [laughter] even better, you may be married to somebody like that. [laughter] who just grinds away
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Oct 13, 2012 10:45pm EDT
to be here in the city of austin in the great state of texas. .. >> i want to thank the c-span tb for broadcasting this the event nationally. also of the historic austin country club as a gracious host. they say there are two types of people in this world. those the texans and those that wish they were texans. [laughter] i am pleased to tell you i fit in the latter category. i will start with the all-star yen accent with your decipherable texan drawl any day of the week. there is a deal to be done i reckon. i of texas. schools, and sequestered where socialism finally struggles and the tumor cannot metastasize. with the noxious weeds that cannot take root. where confidence and swagger never. it is true we unlike any other. the archetype of america. is truly the finest quality anywhere on earth. it serves as the beginning of the west the retirement plan. i join with you today ladies and gentlemen, and my ninth visit to the united states of america. of the human experiments even today the nation of income parable strength and unparalleled wealth and unrivaled innovation and measurabl
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Oct 20, 2012 8:00am EDT
this story and kind of tell a piece of city history and try to, i don't know if we've cut through all the sensationalism -- >> it's still a little sensational. >> but to try to give a balanced look and wipe the slate clean and tell the blagojevich story from the ground up, just restart it and eliminate a lot of the things that were making headlines at the time. so that involved more than 100 interviews, and it involved us getting a lot of recordings that the feds made that weren't even made public in either trial and to try to kind of start off and tell the full narrative arc of rod's life. so sort of part biography, part history, you get both trials, a lot of new tapes so, hopefully, we were able to do the story justice. >> yeah. and, yes, thanks to the book stall for having us. we really appreciate it. and it is our first sort of official book signing, so it's nice to have friends and family here. as well as people who are just interested in the topic. so, yeah, as sarah mentioned in our introductions, i was working for the chicago tribune, i started more on 1998, covered politics,
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Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, thank you all for being here. i'm directer of the kansas city public library, it's a great pleasure to have you here and have will chafe here to talk about his excellent new book. called the reflective, ranchy and rivetting. i want to write a book that gets that kind of press myself. i'm trying to live a life that first of all. [laughter] but this book and tonight's top i -- topic will remind us we have a presidential campaign going on in which there is a human cry about what is truth and what is fact, what is fiction, what is a lie, and it reminds us most of this is reterritorial exaggeration but there was a time in american history there were really great liers. we're going to be reminded of that tonight. remember barry gold water talking about richard nixon? i can't tell you what he said, it's a family library and family television tonight. but there was a time when there were great liers. i want to quote from will chafe's book briefly. it's a dual biography of hillary clinton and bill. the clinton as a family with a certain kind of character. here on page 150 one subject only he
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Oct 21, 2012 10:30pm EDT
. incredibly important. is very much the case. i made a home in your city where i live 13 years. i began to get my free them back. in the end that made me feel flaunt of it. >> those airlines? >> for a long time it was difficult to get on a plane. huge negative countries by the behavior of their national i airline -- airline. >> host: pretended not come out well. >> the there did america. canada at yes. scandinavian. air france. they are countries that have long history of human-rights. that goes to the airline also of. [laughter] >> host: but the airline was persuaded. you do one, concede when people would see you they would walk away. i will not fly with him. >> that have been once and it was 1%. i was terrified. i worried about that. people come up and people were about you. the generality of people it is very nice. there humanity. [applause] >> all of you. [laughter] most if you are very nice. except for you. [laughter] >> why a day deride joseph anton in the third person? >> because i tried to write in the first person. i did not like it. i did not like the tone of it. of the. shut up. [la
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Oct 14, 2012 11:15am EDT
, the best thing for the screen, in 1963. tired of his house in your city he moved. they are vidal finishes bet not -- best novel today. the last pagan emperor, is a subject that is the subject of for fastening chapters. expanding on the first person examples, and memoirs, vidal told the tale through multiple and a raiders, a device that enabled him to use pieces of a voice he developed in his essays. he was better at showing -- that are at telling and showing anyway. and first person narrative is all telling. storytelling. the book came out in 1964 with excellent reviews. it was a surprise bestseller. he returned to edgewater, wrote more essays, more political journalism and it worked in other screenplays before he returned to rome to finish his washington novel. this is simply named washington, d.c. is a family saga about political life from the new deal to the mccarthy era. at bush in early 1957, it was a step backwards, a surprisingly clunky novel written mostly in expository dialogue. there's a promising subplot in the homoerotic bond between a newspaper publisher, a young politician,
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Oct 21, 2012 1:15am EDT
-- we believe one day couple did get married 320 gets divorced. las vegas you'll be the guest city in america up. like drugs and cigarettes each new piece of legislation must discuss side effects and reflect actual content. the patriot act will be renamed fuck you thomas jefferson. [laughter] also named how to hate people that are better than you. the metric system 10 times better. to peel back the layers of america with american exceptional was somehow to make other countries come out of the box. we have practical solutions how to review the sexual tension, a crime and punishment and crime again. recreated simple multiple choice questionnaire to help american children determine their value to reinvigorate the is folk to we have embedded ed drinking game with rock the boat. most of you a thinking fuck you you communist hockey lover. [laughter] i should tell you because we run this open transparency that is not as as you think. [laughter] really want to raise american up. not teardown. you need an honest president c.d.s you look fat in those fans. america you need jobs. that is a bi
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Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
begged him to bring me here and we took a bus from mexico city to tijuana. >> host: right on the border. just go right on the border. and it was a very long today best night because i had rarely been in any kind of cars or any public transportation and i got car sick many, many times along the way. but when we got to the border, my father hired a smuggler to bring us across. >> host: what you burden i'm sure you remember about that experience? >> guest: i remember how much walking their ways. i remember having a lot of guilt because my father was right. i was too little to be making that kind of crossing and i would get tired and complain about the walking and the fact that i was thirsty or hungry and tired. my father ended up carrying me a lot of times on his back. am i got caught the first two times by border patrol. i just felt this immense guilt because i thought it was my fault we had gotten caught. another third time. >> host: what happens when you get caught, reyna grande? >> guest: when we get caught, we got loaded up into a vm that everyone else i got caught and were taken to t
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Oct 21, 2012 8:00pm EDT
in and around the city of kandahar, and here was this tale of our own services fighting with each other instead of fighting in common purpose against the enemy. and the stories go on. there was internal fighting within the state department, within the u.s. agency for international development. in one other tale i recount in the book, we had some real serious infighting between president obama's own national security team and senior people at the state department over the whole question of, was it wise to try to broach potential piece take the taliban? and we wound up spending 18 months fighting with one another in washington as opposed to uniting in common purpose to try to achieve the president's goal in the country. >> host: who is summer koy. >> guest: she is a young american woman who -- there she is on the bottom right there -- who has extensive foreign development experience and put her hand up to go to a afghanistan to try to rebuild the country to work for the u.s. agency for international development, and the south she'd be out there, able to work with afghanses, trying to pursue proje
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
, the first lady's great-grandmother who traveled to four cities, she was a sharecropper's daughter born in 1879 and somewhere along the way she decided she did not want anything to do with the farming life and she was one of the first of michele obama's and sisters to set site on chicago in 1908. this is her husband who was a minister who also lived in chicago. this is the first lady's great great grandmother, and she arrived in illinois some time in the 1860s. the first lady describes herself as a south side girl but the family had no idea their roots in illinois go that far back. if you look at mary, you will understand why the family story says she was part cherokee. she obviously has a mixed lineage but i was never able to establish for sure whether that was true. this is the first lady's grandfather, a mislabeled slide, who left south carolina and arrive in chicago around 1931. this is millvinia, the owner of millvinia's brother. this is a photo, this is an amazing coat, there is a nice story behind this one. after the book was published and after an article about the book came out
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
have strong connections with the city. my wife went to college here. my brother went to law school here is still practices here million diss sun does live in the city with his family. my wife has aunts and cousins so i have a strong connection to atlanta. tonight i will discuss abraham lincoln's role in the crisis of the union 18631861. more specifically what abraham lincoln and rejected any meaningful compromise following his election the country was gripped by a crisis because they feared lincoln it was the number party and probably sell. it did not have a significant connection lincoln was elected without a single electoral votes without the slave states and own the for border states and they are merely a handful. for the first time in nation's history to be taking over the executive branch of the national government. in the south major institution is the republicans' determination into a unit to win a national election without southern support republicans condemned the south as undemocratic. even un-american. with this party on the threshold for those who practice the gospel and new
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Oct 28, 2012 7:45pm EDT
in sacramento. she was editor-in-chief at salaam for six years. she's quite proudly from new york city, where i'm happy to say that her father and nine grew up on the very same street near yankee stadium and not a major street at that. she's a graduate of the university of wisconsin. ms. walsh is here to discuss your ideas on the demographics and alliances that play in this election year and give her to, the possible outcome might be. please, give a commonwealth club welcome to joan walsh. [applause] >> thank you, doug, thinks everybody. i told my best friend that's here tonight that i was nervous about this. i've been doing all sorts of things and not getting nervous, and i told trevor -- i tweet a lot -- and someone reminded me that yesterday was the 80th anniversary of fdr most important speech at that point in his life in 1932. he was running for the presidency and he came out and sent a big defining difference between him and herbert hoover was that he was really going to use dhaka government to help people and get us out of the great depression. so, no pressure there. [laughter] i was ner
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
. new york city lights have been turned on in times square. one by one the lights go off. traffic. somebody stops his car. cars behind start to beat. someone comes out and asks -- he tells what happened. the news circulates from car to car so traffic -- a push cart can live. a hot dog pedlar sitting on a curb on broadway and someone gets out and says is it true? yes. he is dead. on fifth avenue, shop windows, salespeople come out in one store after another. take the mannequins out and put a photograph of president kennedy there. the church bells start to chime over the city. on the plane, there are three compartments. the first compartment search the president's staff and kennedy's secretaries are sitting there sobbing. just there jacqueline kennedy is sitting next to her husband but in the center compartment lyndon johnson sitting in the president's share there is an error of great -- we know what he is planning because he is making a list on little note pads on air force one with the heading air force one and he writes on one of them one staff and leadership and has to have a me
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
this afternoon to see each and every one of you. you heard i grew up in a big city like washington, d.c. or a baltimore or silver springs or alexander. i grew up on a farm in rural alabama about 50 miles from montgomery. outside of a little place called troy. my father was a sharecropper but in 1944 when i was only 4-years-old, my father saved $300 he bought 110 acres of land and there was a lot of cotton and corn, peanuts, cows and chickens. on the form of was my responsibility to care for the chickens and i fell in love with raising chickens like no one else could raise chickens. does anyone else anything about raising chickens? can i see your hands? okay let's have a little fun this afternoon. [laughter] they're able to place them on the setting hand for the chicks to hatch some of you may be saying what were they able to? from time to time it began and you had to have fresh eggs. do you follow me? it's okay. it's all right. the chick would hatch i would take them and put them in a box with a lantern and raise them on their own or give them to another hen and do this for another th
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